Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa took to Twitter on Wednesday to say that what is happening in Jerusalem is a "side issue" compared to the fight against fascist Iran.
It's not helpful to pick a fight with the USA over side issues while we together fight the clear and present danger of The Theo-Fascist Islamic republic
— خالد بن أحمد (@khalidalkhalifa) December 20, 2017
The minister's remark provoked angry reactions as it was made ahead of the United Nations vote on a draft resolution rejecting the US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The Bahraini minister's comments were described as disrespectful and a betrayal of what is happening in Jerusalem.
Earlier in September Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa condemned the boycott of Israel and in December an official delegation from the "This is Bahrain" organisation visited Israel. Bahrain and Israel are in agreement that Iran is a threat to security.